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Friday, 27 May 2011

Milly the Meerkat by Oakley Graham

Milly the Meerkat gets up to mischief in this modern retelling of Aesop's famous fable. Children will delight in joining the naughty meerkat as she learns the importance of telling the truth.
This is a modern retelling of the story of The Boy who cried wolf using those animals of the moment - Meerkats! Meerkats appear to be everywhere since that insurance advert last year.
The book is beautifully illustrated with backdrops of the African Savannah on each page. The illustrations are well drawn and the meerkats look so adorable. The story, as i previously stated, is a retelling of the 'boy who cried wolf' but with Milly the Meerkat, bored while on lookout for snakes, on guard of the babies burrow. There is one page with a picture of a snake, so be warned if you do not like snakes, but even that looks cute!
It is a beautiful book that would make a lovely gift for a young child. It would be particularly good if discussing the wrongs about telling lies. A great book to share at story time in early years groups.
Thank you to Top That Publishing for sending me this book to review under their Yummy Mummy Book Reviewers program.

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